Course Description:

The 25K run starts at the top of Drivers Flat Road. After a swooping descent down Drivers Flat to the Tevis Cup Trail, it then merges with the 50K course to Auburn. It continues along the Middle Fork of the American River on the Tevis Cup and Western States trails before crossing the river at Poverty Bar. The 25K and 50K continue on Quarry Rd then across No Hands Bridge, and finish in Auburn at the American River Canyon Overlook Park (Auburn Dam Overlook).

Start Time:

The 25K start time is 10:30 am.


Shuttles to the start-line at Drivers Flat will leave Auburn/Overlook Park at 9:45am for the 25K race. Tickets for the shuttle are available with registration.

Course Map:

Overlook 25K Course Map 1 jpg

For Caltopo link click here.

For map PDF click here.

For GPX file click here.

Elevation Profile

Overlook 25K Elevation Profile.jpg

Aid Stations:

Overlook 25K AS Chart.jpg

Crews are permitted at the following aid stations: No Hands Bridge and the finish at Auburn Overlook.

Aid Station Directions: Provided below are crew driving directions to aid stations from the start at Drivers Flat. Mileage is approximate, your distance may vary. Access aid stations at your own risk.

No Hands Bridge
Drive up Drivers Flat Rd – 0.4 miles
Left on Foresthill Rd – 4.5 miles
Left on Old Auburn Foresthill Rd – 3.2 miles
Left on CA-49 – 3.4 miles
- Park along west side of CA 49 after crossing bridge
- Hike on dirt road to No Hands Bridge approximately 0.1 miles

From Auburn State Recreational Area - “Black Hole of Calcutta Falls Trailhead” (No Hands Bridge Aid Station) to Finish Line-
Auburn Overlook Park (840 Pacific Avenue)

From the parking area: Drive 500 ft over the bridge and turn left onto HWY 49/El Dorado St.
Drive 2.8 miles (northwest) on HWY 49/El Dorado St. and continue on High St for 0.3 miles.
Turn left onto Pleasant Avenue and drive 1/2 mile. Pleasant Ave turns slightly left and becomes Pacific Ave. Auburn Overlook Park is on your left.